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Dementia guide

Welcome to the Dementia Information Service

Sign up to receive Dementia Information Service emails

Welcome to the NHS Choices Dementia Information Service, which guides you through the often difficult time after a dementia diagnosis. The emails can support you if you have just found out, or accepted, that you or a loved one has dementia.

Sign up to receive six emails about getting the help you need now, and in the future. Find out what the emails cover.

Need advice now?

If you're looking for detailed information about dementia, including how it is diagnosed and treated, take a look at the NHS Choices dementia guide.

If you're looking after someone with dementia and need support or advice now, you can call the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053.

Dementia emails week by week

Each week’s email will cover a different need-to-know topic, including:

Understanding dementia

Essential information about dementia, including what do to after a diagnosis and where to turn for advice.

Get the best dementia healthcare

Find out about the treatments available and how to get the most out of healthcare services.

Dementia at home

How to make sure someone with dementia is as comfortable as they can be at home, how to get help at home, and technology that can make life a bit easier.

Finance and legal

Advice on how to organise financial and legal affairs for someone with dementia, and how to make plans for the future.

Get the best social care

Information on what help is available from social services and how to get the most out of it.

Carers: looking after yourself

If you’re looking after someone with dementia, who’s looking after you? Find out where to turn for help and support.

Page last reviewed: 16/06/2015

Next review due: 16/06/2017


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All about dementia

Worried about memory loss? If you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia

Living with dementia

Advice, help and support for anyone newly diagnosed with dementia, worried they have early signs of dementia, or caring for a person with dementia.

Media last reviewed: 14/07/2015

Next review due: 14/07/2017

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